I've read recently that Alabama Chanin has a new book out. I haven't purchased it yet, but found a photo of it on Amazon….
It looks pretty great…I'll have to check it out. Maybe over spring break. A little over a year ago, I posted my Alabama Chanin type DIY projects, and I still get a lot of questions about them. Here they are again.
Natalie details how to make this skirt in her first book–Alabama Stitch Book. It's really quite easy, and a lot of fun. I bleached my t-shirts first by putting them in the washer dry, randomly splashing bleach, then regular wash.
These are just old fashioned yoyo's with beading in between…..
My jacket was a little more ambitious. I cut up a jean type jacket from Target, and made my own pattern by tracing onto newspaper. Easier than it sounds–I promise.
I used my industrial sewing machine, and stitched all over for a heavy quilted effect. (I also triple layered the t-shirts when I cut the jacket from the pattern for substance.)
Close up shot of the machine quilting….
I used a different color of t-shirt for the inside lining for contrast. Afterwards, I did all of the looping. I just cut strips of T-shirt, and held them in place while I went over them with my machine–I trimmed them up neatly at the end.
Don't miss the Dolly Johnson Arts and Antique show starting tomorrow in Ft Worth-Click here for more info!!